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Mercedes AMG GT

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I tend to feel relatively underwhelmed by the styling on Mercedes vehicles. If BMWs tend towards being understated, a Benz is outright boring in my book. And when you’re paying premium money for a high-end car, I would think any buyer would be expecting looks that match the price tag.

Mercedes Benz S Class

Chick magnet.

With Audi, Porsche, Jaguar and others offering intriguing design cues and sultry lines in their top-end models, it’s about time that Mercedes joined the party. And what an entrance they’ve made.

Mercedes AMG GT rear view

With the blunted front nose that we’ve come to expect from Mercedes and a flowing rear that you might expect out of a Porsche, this car is true to its roots while incorporating a hefty dose of modern design elements. A functional rear wing pops up at higher speeds, but retracts when driving around town to preserve the elegant look. The interior, of course, is everything you’d expect from a car that costs six-figures.

Mercedes AMG GT interior

Of course, none of this matters if the car doesn’t perform. Jalopnik did a first drive of it recently and came away impressed. And with stats (S-version) of 503 hp, 479 ft-lb of torque, and a 0-60 time around 3.6 seconds, it’s easy to see that the GT walks the walk. The only bummer is that it comes in a front-engine configuration, though the car still boasts a 47:53 weight distribution despite that.

With looks that kill and the power to jump start your heart, is the Mercedes AMG GT your new dream car?

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